This course will…


Explore the Heart-Mind connection and its relationship to Joy as seen through the lens of Chinese Medicine’s Five Element Theory, an elegant system that studies relationships and patterns. You will learn about the Fire Element, which expresses itself as Joy, and gain an understanding of the concept of Shen, or spirit. You will also learn about the Fire Element's psychological and emotional imbalances. Lifestyle, dietary, supplemental, and herbal recommendations will be made for calming and focusing the mind and restoring the Shen in support of healing the Heart-Mind.  


Increase your resources for bringing joy into your life, and gain a new awareness around mental health issues. You will begin to understand the basic concepts of the Fire Element and its correspondences, while incorporating new tools for restoring spirit and finding joy.


Note: This is an introductory course. For a deeper understanding of the Fire Element please consider enrolling in Heal Your Heart: Nervous System Health & the Fire Element.



Hi, I am Thea Summer Deer.

I am an herbal practitioner in the Energetic model aligned with the Wise Woman and European Herbal Traditions, and draw from the wisdom of Chinese Medicine and Five Element Theory. A graduate of BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, I also earned a doctorate in Philosophy and Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies from Venus Rising University. I am a clinical herbalist who has been teaching online for over 10 years, and at various herbal medicine conferences and schools.

My involvement in Alternative Medicine spans 45 years as a nutritionist, midwife, childbirth educator, herbalist, owner of MindBody and Evolutionary Press, and as Executive Director of Resources for World Health. My articles have appeared in numerous magazines, books and publications, and I am the author of Wisdom of the Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine for a New Earth.

I love empowering people to be their own healer in relationship with others who are also their own healer, and to seek the answers within by reclaiming an inner navigation system that leads us to exactly what we need in any given moment. I especially enjoy teaching professionals and individuals online to expand their knowledge of Chinese Medicine and Five Element Theory. I am a conduit, resource, and guide for your journey to wholeness.​

Please visit my website: Thea Summer Deer

Registration Fee


$25

Healing the Heart-Mind

Restoring Spirit & Finding Joy

In this course, we will explore the Heart-Mind connection and its relationship to Joy as seen through the lens of Chinese Medicine’s Five Element Theory, an elegant system of the study of relationships. You will learn about the Fire Element, which expresses itself as Joy, and gain an understanding of the concept of Shen, or spirit. You will also learn about the Fire Element's psychological and emotional imbalances. Lifestyle, dietary, supplemental and herbal recommendations will be made for calming the spirit, focusing the mind, and restoring the Shen in support of healing the Heart-Mind.